Gabe DiMaio joins critic Anthony Chase as the new co-host of WBFO's Theater Talk. This week, Tony talks about his presentation this afternoon at Buffalo State where he'll explore the career of film icon Mae West. Then, they'll touch on Porgy and Bess at Shea's and "Good People" at the Kavinoky Theater.
Theater Talk host Anthony Chase will appear Friday night on WNED Television at 9:30 for a special program that offers a sneak peak at the 2014 Shaw Festival Season. Chase and WBFO'S Eileen Buckley discuss the program. Chase also gives us a rundown of some of the local theater shows now on stage.
This week on Theater Talk, co-host Anthony Chase takes us to a Nancy Drew mystery at the Theatre Of Youth. He also tells us about the mystery surrounding The Mountaintop, a docudrama by Subversive Theater. And Chase also has a scoop about Broadway star and Buffalo's own Michele Ragusa.
This week on Theater Talk co-host Anthony Chase and WBFO's Eileen Buckley discuss what's opening and what's already on stage. O'Connell and Company's The Lady With All The Answers" continues. Actress Mary Kate O'Connell portrays Ann Landers.
Opening Friday night, January 24, 2014 Road Less Traveled Productions presents -- Very Fine Use of a Grenade. Theater Talk host Anthony Chase and WBFO's Eileen Buckley discuss the production. Chase provides insight and back stories on the original version.
A most unusual Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra concert will be staged this Saturday, for one show only, at Kleinhans Music Hall. The BPO is teaming up with Cirque Musica. Among the cast performing are two members of the famed Wallenda family. WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked with Lyric Wallenda, the cousin of daredevil Nik Wallenda, about the circus artisans performing with live BPO music below.
The audience is having a 'Wicked' time at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo. The musical Wicked is on stage now until January 26. WBFO's Theater Talk host Anthony Chase and Eileen Buckley chat about the elaborate production. Chase also takes us to the Kavinoky Theater in Buffalo for Proof in this week's edition of Theater Talk.
As WBFO's Theater Talk begins another New Year, host Anthony Chase and Eileen Buckley tell us about new shows opening in Buffalo next week. That includes Wicked at Shea's and Proof at The Kavinoky Theatre.
Looking for a stocking stuffer? WBFO's Theater Talk host Anthony Chase and Eileen Buckley talk about a possible theater ticket that is a must-buy. Chase also explains how Chicago's theater scene runs parallels to Buffalo's theater district.
A brand new theater group has been formed now that Buffalo Public Theatre is working in association with Ujima Theatre. WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked to one of the co-creators of the group, Loraine O'Donnell, about an ambitious production of The Wizard of Oz, now on stage at Theatre Loft on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo.
This week on Theater Talk, host Anthony Chase and WBFO'S Eileen Buckley offer a conversation about several holiday performances now on stage, including a review of the Buffalo Public Theatre'sThe Wizard of Oz.
Chase also weighs in with a quick critique of NBC's live performance of The Sound of Music.
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra hits the stage Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. with a special breakfast Holiday Pops performance featuring Buffalo's own Michele Ragusa. The singer and Off-Broadway star visited our studio's to discuss the holiday show and her latest stage performances with WBFO'S Eileen Buckley.
Mannheim Steamroller has managed to span the generations with its music for close to 40 years. Sunday night, the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas will perform at Shea's Performing Arts Center. The show is part of Mannheim's holiday tours across the U.S.
A local dance theater and school of ballet is preparing for a special holiday performance. Configuration School of Ballet will present Tales of Winter Sunday afternoon at the Flickinger Theater at Nichols School in Buffalo. WBFO's Eileen Buckley says the ballet will feature excerpts from The Grinch, Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suites and other works.
The powerful Tony-award winning War Horse is on stage now through Sunday at Shea's Performing Arts Center. WBFO'S Theater Talk host Anthony Chase and Eileen Buckley discuss the elaborate puppetry and story-line of War Horse.
Friday brings us our weekly round-up of area theater. This week, WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Theater Talk host Anthony Chase discuss brand new productions that are opening and will be opening: Clybourne Park, Promises Promises and War Horse.
The Little Foxes is now on stage at the Irish Classical Theater. Theater Talk host Anthony Chase offers a unique back story to the past performances of this play as it is adapted to the stage in Buffalo. Chase, Theater critic for Artvoice, joins WBFO's Eileen Buckley for a weekly round-up of area theater.
"Ghost" continues live on stage at Shea's in Buffalo, but not under the best reviews. WBFO's Theater Talk host Anthony Chase explains why. Chase also reviews a number of community theater plays underway and traces it's "ancient" roots of community theater.
A teenager from Japan is playing the lead role in this Saturday's performance of Neglia Ballet's Baba Yaga at Shea's. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talked to the 15-year-old ballerina about her role in this Halloween ballet.
A Pulitzer Prize winning play hits a local stage Friday night. This week, Theater Talk host Anthony Chase offers an in-depth review of the opening of The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds at the New Phoenix Theatre.